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Grateful Dead Live at Copps Coliseum on 1990-03-21




Mississippi Half Step, Minglewood Blues, Far From Me, Queen Jane Approximately, Loose Lucy, Victim Or The Crime, Standing On the Moon, Promised Land Hey Pocky Way, Crazy Fingers-> Cumberland Blues, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Copps Coliseum
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Source Audience
Lineage FOB Schoeps CMC44's > DAT > CD > DVD > Optical cable > Phillips CDR870(CDDA) > EAC > CE2k > CD Wave > SHN
Transferred by Doug Nawrocki

Notes

The reason for the DVD > Phillips CDR is because I could not get the original
discs to be read on any reader other than my home DVD, not even my Ultraplex
and I don't have a DVD on my computer. I also had an issue with the way the
second disc was arranged, the songs were out of order and two of the six tracks
had two-second silent gaps. I extracted the tracks from my CDDA discs with EAC
and then rearranged them in the correct order with CE2k's open/append function,
removed the silences and then cut it up again with CDWAV. There was no
normalization or audio editing of any kind other than removing silences and
cutting the tracks. Enjoy.

Reviews

Reviewer: majordomo - - September 14, 2007
Subject: recording quality
band sounds pretty good--most of spring 90 was consistent to amazing. the crowd is too much in the mix on this audience and there is no bass articulation--listen to cumberland blues for evidence of this.
Reviewer: willowgordon - - March 9, 2007
Subject: "sometimes we visit your country"
The band sure was good to us Canadian hosers when they were here: mighty swell, one long party from coast-to-coast Festival Express train tours, PNE extravaganzas, O'Keefe Centre shows, Kingswood, Hamilton, etcetera. There were Toronto dates scheduled for Fall '95, and I like to think that that run would have marked a kind of Grateful renaissance, but it was not to be...(...still miss you JG).

I like this AUD recording - there is good energy here, with an appreciative audience, an above-average "Half-Step" (Without a Net?) and a fun "Loose Lucy" that was always a blast live. Slightly annoying when Bobby cuts off Jerry's "It Must Have Been the Roses" and does "Queen Jane" though (imagine?! we did finally get "Roses" the next night...). The "Hey Pocky Way" second set opener is full of energy as per, and "Crazy Fingers" leads into a rare fun second set "Cumberland Blues." The circus wasn't fully in town at these shows as I imagine an international border turned some folks off making the trip, and in retrospect, it was the most innocent lot scene I experienced. Travelled thousands of miles over the years and as it turns out, some of the best, most interesting shows I saw were within an hour or so of where I live eh.
Reviewer: jfk62 - - May 15, 2006
Subject: Grateful for Further.net
The great sounding SBD is still available for download at this other site - takes longer, but worth the wait.
Reviewer: liddy - - February 19, 2006
Subject: where did the soundboards go for this run?
There used to be SBD's for both this and 3/22/90 here, I don't know where they've gone? Anyhow, this was a pretty good show, a few highlights are the Victim>SOTM at the end of the 1st set, and the surprising Cumberland in the 2nd set. Quality on this AUD is OK, but the SBD is better, wherever it went.
Reviewer: pnc - - May 20, 2005
Subject: Good Aud
I usually don't give AUDs very high marks...i'm kind of a SBD snob. But I like this show (i gave the SBD 4 stars) and the AUD really puts forth the vibe really well...without covering up the genius music and song selection.

enjoy..good energy, good levels...
Reviewer: rasiani - - May 20, 2005
Subject: hamilton, 1990
my first show ever. didn;t know what to expect having only heard some tapes previous to this. as time has gone by i realise just how special a treat i received at my first. the fact that they came to canada infrequently is reflected in the excellence of the setlist -- they know that they owed us and they delivered, yo!!!
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